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Oprah Winfrey has said that it was the books that she read as a child that opened her to another world and, ultimately, took her out of the life of poverty she was born into. In much the same way, I can say that my world opened up the day I picked up a copy of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table at the age of 8 years. In an instant, my love of history, which has been a driving force in my life, was sparked.

My mother shared my love of reading and weekly trips to the new Council Library became a regular part of life. It did not take me long to devour every historical novel and biography on the shelves, and in this way, my abiding love of all history developed. In senior high school, a very gifted teacher took the time to foster this and persevere with me, and I will always be grateful to Mr Luckett for introducing me to the importance of the study of original sources when it comes to writing history. I attended Macquarie University where I majored in History, and also pursued my other love – French studies – and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts. A few months later, I was in Perugia, Italy, where I studied Italian at the Università Italiana per Stranieri. Upon returning to Australia I obtained a Graduate Diploma in Education, then married and raised a family. During those years I discovered genealogy and, again, found good teachers who reinforced the necessity of always returning to original historical documents when compiling a genealogy.

When the new University of Western Sydney first offered its Master of Arts in History, I knew it was time to return to study. There my skills in genealogy were recognised and fostered by my lecturers and I proudly graduated Master of Arts. It was around this time that life led me to Fiji, a country I now call my second home. My interest in Fijian genealogy led to my first publication, in 2003, Kaivalagi ni Viti, Census of Europeans Resident in Fiji 1874-5. I have since co-authored Fiji Masi, an ancient art in the new millennium and I am now writing the biography of David Whippy, one of Fiji’s most influential pre-colonial men.

My involvement in the research and writing of The Enigmatic Sinclairs is, in many ways, the natural culmination of a life spent following many threads which, I hope, I have been able to help weave into a colourful tapestry.

I currently live in Queensland, Australia.



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